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Jonathan Capehart stands by my Grover Norquist correction

On Tuesday’s “Now with Alex,” Alex Wagner tried mightily to get Grover Norquist to answer a simple question: whether closing tax loopholes is the same as raising someone’s taxes, since both result in that person paying more money to Uncle … Continue reading

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When the supercommittee fails

It’s not a matter if “if” the so-called supercommittee, charged with finding trillions of dollars in deficit savings in of all places, Washington, will fail. It’s a matter of when.

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Norquist’s (fatal?) flip flop, and Democrats’ Bush tax cuts opportunity

Grover Norquist, the most powerful unelected person in the United States by some measures — and a man who controls nearly every Republican in Congress, may have just thrown the game.

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How we got here: debt and taxes

The Washington Post belatedly writes an explainer on just where the massive U.S. debt came from, while a ghost from the Reagan era comes back to haunt George Will.

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The next budget battle: what will Obama propose? **UPDATE: Plouffe in the crosshairs

As the White House gears up for the next big battles with the Republican-controlled House of Representatives — over raising the debt ceiling and passing a 2012 budget — President Obama will give a speech on Wednesday stating where he … Continue reading

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Democrats are finally fighting … each other

How sweet a deal is this for Republicans — they get to push for tax breaks for the rich, and the president takes the blame, and the in-coming, from other Democrats. Meanwhile, the House finally gets to show its fighting … Continue reading

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Pelosi won’t bring Obama tax compromise to the floor

From the in-box: this just in from Democracy for America:

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(Video) Tax jam: polls, panels, Lawrence O’Donnell … and a pie chart! **UPDATE**

**UPDATE: The House Democratic caucus has voted to reject the president’s tax cut deal. Developing… Note: Still waiting on the Miami Herald to update the opinion page online. When they do, I’ll post my column from today, on the Obama … Continue reading

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Charlie Crist re-hugs the president

Guess who supports President Obama’s tax compromise?

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(Video) President Obama’s presser

President Obama defended his deal with the GOP, and took on his liberal critics in his harshest tone yet on Tuesday, as the fallout from the tax cut extension proposal continues … Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and … Continue reading

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